The extremely popular topic of social media privacy is quickly becoming a top news story around the country. The two seem to be oxymorons; Social Media, and Privacy. Should your material on facebook be readily available to your employer? It is this question that is the hot topic and many news agencies are reporting on this developing story.
“The first state to ban asking for employee Facebook passwords is Maryland” Writes Eric B. Meyer, author of theemployerhandbook.com. His full post can be seen here. Mr. Meyer explores different scenarios in which Facebook snooping may be a smart practice.
The Baltimore Sun reports that pending Gov. Martin O’Malley’s signature the state will have the first ruling of this kind. Melissa Goemann of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland released a statement that “Our state has trail-blazed a new frontier in protecting freedom of expression in the digital age, and has created a model for other states to follow.”
This is truly an interesting topic and will surely explode in the near future. You can always rely on Global HR Research (GHRR) for interesting and popular headlines related to the employment process and industry. We report from a neutral standpoint and keep our followers informed on important issues in this ever-changing industry.
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